Educational supervision-that is, the field responsible for preparing teachers for the classroom—is way behind the curve when it comes to embracing contemplative, holistic approaches to instruction.
Ironically, teachers, students, and the schools where supervisors work, have embraced the contemplative movement. For example, the mindfulness revolution has entered schools at an impressive rate. Yoga-based programs are in at least 1,000 U.S. schools. Educators are turning to these practices as coping mechanism for society’s increasing stress, anxiety, and distraction.
Let’s explore why this even matters.
If you’re not familiar with the term, instructional ...